Whether you want to look younger, or just achieve that healthy skin glow naturally, naturopathic physician to the A-listers, Dr. Nigma Talib, will get you the results you want. We sat down with the key to the fountain of youth herself to learn a bit more about her work and recommendations for great skin and a healthy lifestyle.
What exactly is a Naturopathic Physician?
You need to go through pre Med and then you can enter naturopathic medicine which together is 8 years. We learn all the same things as conventional medicine and actually achieve more hours of study of basic sciences than most medical schools even do. We learn about the complementary treatments and the latest research and focus on other modalities including acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, botanical medicine, nutritional biochemistry to name a few. It’s the perfect marriage between eastern and western medicine. We know that there is no one size fits all medicine and in a nut shell that’s what naturopathic medicine is not… it focuses on individual health care and wellness and treating chronic illness.
What is it about Naturopathic practice that first interested you?
See below my answer about how I started my career in naturopathic medicine.
What does your ‘Reverse the Signs of Ageing’ philosophy entail?
Clear, correct and protect
Clear the body and gut of toxins
Correct the body with repair with foods, topical serums, oral supplements and lifestyle
Protect with diet, lifestyle, and topical creams and supplements
(It’s in my book: “Reverse The Signs of Ageing”)
What are the 3 most beneficial aspects of your Naturopathic facial treatments?
I combine plant stem cells into each treatment with specialised botanicals and antioxidants made with my scientists in Switzerland. The latest technology uses Mother Earth and nature to bring the truest results-oriented face treatment (it is not a facial). My medical aesthetician Simona Rusinskaite has worked by my side for years now and is seeing all the A listers and performing the Dr. Nigma face treatments that are bespoke to suit your individual needs.
Which is your favourite treatment and how does it work?
The Dr. Nigma microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma) using your own platelets with microneedling to stimulate collagen and elasticity and to thicken the skin so to speak. I also adore the Dr Nigma lift used with radio frequency and infused botanicals and plant stem cells.
How did you start your career in Naturopathic Medicine?
When I was a teenager I had a lot of stomach problems and visited every doctor known to man kind until I saw an amazing naturopathic doctor called Kelly Farnsworth . He not only changed the state of my health and well being but inspired me to take the route of naturopathic doctor versus conventional medicine which does not address the root cause of disease. I think real and scientific medicine is naturopathic medicine where you need to be a very very good biochemist to figure out how the body is working at the cellular level. I realised that giving a drug for a symptom wasn’t real science and real medicine so I changed my path and career as a naturopathic doctor.
Can you tell us more about your new book and probiotics?
I wrote this book to all my patients and others who wanted to see me but couldn’t get in or lived far away as I wanted people to know there is a way to help not only prevent premature ageing but also help you feel the best you can feel at all times, while still allowing you to enjoy your guilty pleasures.
What is the secret to youthful looking skin?
Sleep, diet, a great serum (the Dr Nigma serum number 1), and good sex… just joking… not.
How important is inside health and wellbeing to you?
That is the key to optimal skin. What you do on the inside will reflect your skin on the outside.
How do you practice it?
I use the 80:20 rule… sometimes I go a bit too much on either end. Balance isn’t always easy to achieve and putting pressure on yourself to do so will only set you back. The key is when you experience how good it feels to feel amazing following my 4 week program you will want to continue on your own and you will find your rhythm of “cheat days” and crave less the things you once did.
Which treatment or healthy plan would you most recommend to achieve youthful looks?
Follow the ‘Reverse The Signs of Ageing 4 week program’ which involves avoiding gluten, dairy, sugar and wine… you have to read the book to establish what your body needs and fill out the check list.
Finally, can you tell us more about your upcoming skin care line and what makes it different?
My skin care line has the Dr. Nigma serum with plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid and snail mucous peptides. To top it off I am using the latest technology called light water technology which in essence acts like a “transporter”, bringing these age reversing ingredients directly into the skin to give you an instant plump, lift and glow. Then you put on top of the serum the Dr Nigma creme which is rich in plant stem cells, jelly fish collagen and hyaluronic acid to protect the skin against the environment and also to enable the skin to preserve and regenerate collagen… all the perfect recipe for optimal rejuvenation.
For more from Dr Nigma, be sure to grab a copy of her book, and make sure to share this article so your friends and family can also learn how to achieve beautiful skin!